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NBC
Feb 18, 2013 5:00am EST
the have to deal with the debt ceiling by midday. george lettis , wbal-tv 11 news. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think, or should be able to break for holidays before a major problems are resolved? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. there is a bump in the road on immigration. >> someone leaked the white house plan and it is differed from what some lawmakers want. tracie potts has more. >> i am happy with the president. i'm optimistic we can get something done. >> other lawmakers are asking president obama to back off. allow them to become citizens within eight years. it does not guarantee border security. >> he is looking for a partisan advantage. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan. >> the white house says it is backup plan. out, weose don't work will have an option we can put out there. >> does the president want date results or another cudgel to be up on republicans so we can get political advantage in the next election? >> congress will be back and later thi
CNBC
Feb 17, 2013 7:30pm EST
the brink with things like the debt ceiling which i've been very vocal about. republicans should not try to have that fight on the debt ceiling. but we have a budgeting problem in washington where the senate can essentially just walk away from the game of doing a budget in washington. # that what's never happened and it's happened three years in a row. the only consistent way to do it is on these crisis points. >> did you find it effective? how much time does the second-term president really have to implement a domestic agenda? >> i think about six to eight months because what happens is, even lbj in '65 or fdr in '37, after the enormous landslides, the two biggest congresses in the last 100 years, they knew if they waited longer than six to eight months, members of congress would be thinking about the next re-election. that he'd almost be a lame duck in the first year of his second term. so i think the president is right to act fast. >> so do you think that president's plans will actually move the needle, change things for the middle class in the next three years? tony, job creation
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 11:35pm EST
catch phrases like fiscal cliff and debt ceiling behind us, americans have something to worry about. is sequestration. the spending cuts would be imposed on march 1. democrats proposed a measure to delay cuts. >> we cannot cut investing in education and research and development. we need to get back to balance. >> we are talking to in a half percent of what we spend. this is the first year of 10 years in cuts, after you have to be realistic. families across the country have had their budgets cut by a larger than that. >> $85 billion in cuts could lead to furloughs. the pentagon fears this could have a drastic affect on military. many republicans say this is coming. >> we are here because the president refused to cut spending, and we have grown up with this. >> so there is still some uncertainty over the deadline, senator charles schumer appears confident the sequester will be avoided. >> there are those that do not need a favor of hardly anybody other than themselves and the few whose special interests are protected both sides are looking for a solution. it seems finding a solution h
FOX
Feb 18, 2013 5:00am EST
made in exchange for congress raising the debt ceiling in 2011. the agreement was to find $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years. now, as the deadline approaches once again, lawmaker and the white house trying to find common ground. >> the president promised it wouldn't happen. he is the commander in chief and on his watch, we're going to begin to unravel the finest military in the history of the world at a time we need it most. >> we look forward to working with our republican friends and colleagues in the house and senate to ensure it doesn't happen. >> reporter: the white house and congressional democrats are proposing a different way to get to that $1.5 trillion over 10 years. they would like to see rather than across the board spending reductions, some targeted budget cuts in different agency as well as an increase in tax revenue. but republicans say that is a nonstarter, that they already did tax hikes for the wealthy back in december, that they are not going to dip into that well one more time. how far, some prominent republicans notably senator john mccain sai
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 4:30am EST
like fiscal cliff and debt ceiling behindous the americans have sequestration to worry about. if congress takes no action, across the board spending cuts will be imposed on march 1st. democrats on thursday proposed toe delay the cuts. >> we can't cut research and develop and the american people understand that. >> we are talking about 2 1/2% of what we spend this year and this is just the first year of 10 years of cuts. so you have to be realistic about this. families all across the country have had their budgets cut by larger than that. >> reporter: the 85 billion dollars in cuts to federal agencies could lead to furloughs for as many as 2 million workers. the pentagon fears it could have a drastic effect on -- and republicans says it's coming. >> we are here because the president back in the last session of congress refused to cut spending in in anyplace and we wound up with it. >> reporter: there's uncertainty over the deadline senator schumer appears confident the sequester will be avoided. >> their arguments don't meet the favor of hardly anyone other than themselves and the
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 10:30am EST
of the year. and we have sort of the best to come yet because we had to decide on the debt ceiling and spending. and so this is where we really need leadership, which we were used to. i tend to be an optimist about the united states because people gave up on us on vietnam, on the watergate crisis, and we came charging back. and i think we will do it here, but it would be nice if we didn't have to go to the cliff each time to do it. >> and again, when you start talking about the kind of relationships and the kind of leadership, we still seem to have this atmosphere where people talk more at each other than trying to find some common ground, some common goal. in getting it done. he approached the whole goal of growth and jobs, and that is the answer to all of this. he also talked a lot about -- we'll sense that if the european situation got worse and they represent 23% of world gdp, the effect that is going to have on the united states, india, brazil, it's going to be real. and so with 40% of exports coming into the united states and so forth, all of the sudden we start to see the effect
CNN
Feb 18, 2013 1:00am PST
u.s. right now may be as focused on the debt ceiling and other issues, it's time to look further down the line. >> i'm only 16. someday i hope to have my own kids. i want them to live in a world that's, you know, like environmentally safe and natural. >> keystone xl is a dirty and dangerous pipeline to literally cut the country in half carrying a dangerous fuel, and it will cause run away climate change. >> reporter: on the flipside, a lot of folks say tighter emission standards have already cost some jobs at coal plants in places like west virginia. tightening them further is only going to squeeze that part of the economy even more. and some of the higher prices will be passed on to you and me as consumers. they also argue that the keystone pipeline will be safe with today's technology and will bring jobs to places like nebraska and also help the u.s. become more energy independent. don't? >>> all right. thank you, chris. the big stories in the week ahead from wall street to hollywood, and our correspondents will tell you what you need to know. we begin tonight with what's happe
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
deal after deal when it comes to the debt ceiling. so i think there's a pressing your luck. >> the larger issue is nobody knows how to sell compromise as victory. everybody seems to want to, i won, he lost. there seems to be too much of this. trivia time. in honor of president's day, washington and lincoln are the most common presidential names for places in the united states. when president's suriname comes in at number three? jackson. there are 94 washington, 70 lincoln, 66 jackson in the united states. congratulations. today's winner, michael diamond. a political trivia question for us? e-mail us at msnbc.com and we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for your retirement. visit a branch or call now for your personal retirement review. and as we were looking through the photos i realized there were none of me. and i said something needs to change. weight watchers gives me everything that i could possibly need to be successful. it teaches you how to live in the real world. i don't feel hungry a
FOX
Feb 18, 2013 9:00am EST
. part of the deal made with congress in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. then to find $1.2 trillion over 10 years. nondefense agencies will have to tighten spending by 9%. defense spending will take 13% hit for this fiscal year. some say the affects of the cuts are being exaggerated and some republicans have split opinions. >> there are many ways to do this but the president promised it wouldn't happen. he's the commander-in-chief. and on his watch, we're going to begin to unravel the finest military in the history of the world. >> the pentagon needs a thorough overhaul. i'm a hawk but i'm a cheap hawk. f 35 overrun problem, it is obscene and disgrace full and people will be demanding we fix the system. >> some federal watchers are saying the government agencies are putting out these outrageous cuts, these outrageous worst case scenarios to put public pressure on congress to come up with some sort of a deal. they do say the total amount of the budget cuts only amount to 3% of the federal budget. there's a subtext going on here. think maybe we should let sequestration go thr
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 3:00am PST
against raising the debt ceiling in 2006? he talked about the staggering deficits and the staggering debt. that was six, seven years ago. so the president's now going to wait two or three more years? i mean, i think you're right. i think that's what he's doing, but how long do we push that out before we start worrying about -- >> that lack of continuity you can find on both sides, which is why they have to do it together. i don't know how else. >> exactly. and paul wrote columns back in 2002, 2003 worrying about the deficit when george w. bush was in the white house, saying we couldn't afford the iraq war because the deficits were just too high. we couldn't afford tax cuts because the deficits were just going to be too high. >> different paul krugman. >> different president, actually. different party. >> all right. you can get all of our must-read opinion pages on our website. while you're there, check out my latest blog on tina tchen, first lady michelle obama's chief of staff. it's part of my women of values series. she is awesome. >> she's great. >> full disclosure, friend of mine. spe
FOX
Feb 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
up against it and come up against the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff usually we put it off but this is one i think that will cause tremendous damage and the -- >> $85 billion. >> with the congress gone for a week when do they have time to negotiate. >> $85 billion in a $3.5 trillion budget. >> and -- >> it will hurt the economy. >> if you lose your job i think it hurts you, don't you think. >> fundamentally, the debt we have at the moment is the bigger problem for the economy and job creation. the president -- >> chris: let me bring karl in here. one, to talk about the sequester and also, in a bigger sense, look at the president's state of the union speech and agenda he laid out and what does it tell us what he wants to do in his second term. >> spend a lot of money and pursue a lot of liberal social policies and also says he's out of touch with the reality of where the country is, the democrats spent the last week going around and saying we don't have a spending problem and on the fox poll 83% of the american people say we have a spending problem, i agree with kim, $85 billion
NBC
Feb 18, 2013 2:05am EST
fraudulent notion of the debt ceiling and his reaction to that. >> i'm following stipulate both parties played -- >> i'm time for us to lean in again and hold these guys up to a higher level of ex-specialation. we have to change incentives in this country for good behavior, not the kind we are seeing. >> republicans have been shocked by the president's inaugural address in his state of the union, to the extent i have not seen before. the one thing, we are looking for bipartisan con seine, is the left and the right agreed this president gave two very left of center liberl speeches. you know, we have all been wondering what washington was going to do with all this extra money they have lying around. the president explained it, he is going to spend it on growing government. his contention in both the speeches was government has not been doing enough t needs to be more. that is not the republican view. that's declaration of war on the republican view. that's not a -- there is no middle ground where republicans and democrats can get together. >> and to that point, chris, the president said i
FOX
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am EST
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FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 2:00am EST
another. when you come up against the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff usually we put it off. but i think this is one that is going to cause tremendous damage and the question is with the congress gone for a week when do they have time to negotiate. >> $85 billion out of a $3.5 trillion budget. >> a small percentage but if it affects you. >> and this is going to hurt the economy? >> if you lose your job i think it hurts you don't you think? >> fundamentally the debt that we have at the moment is the bigger problem for the economy and job creation in the private sector. >> chris: let me binge karl in to talk about the sequester and look at the president's state of the union speech and agenda he laid out and what does that tell us about what he wants to do in his second term? >> spend a lot of money and pursue a lot of liberal social policies and says he is out of touch with the reality of where the country is. the democrats said we don't have a spending problem. 83% of the american people say we have a pending problem. i agree with kim. $85 billion cut is a 2.4% cut roughly out of
FOX
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
march 1st. it is part of a deal made in exchange for raising the debt ceiling in 2011. $1.2 trillion over 10 years. now as the deadline approaches, republicans are looking to president obama to offer a workable solution. >> it was requested by the president. it was his idea. signed into law by him. >> what the president failed to mention was the sequester was his idea. >> that economists across the country tell us is needed to stabilize the debt over the next 10 years. >> reporter: the democratic proposals would reduce the budget cuts and replace those with tax hikes. republicans have said absolutely not. not going to go for more revenue since they feel they did enough in december. so you can really see the divisions here and not a lot of room for compromise. >> melanie, thank you. >> in other news this morning, it appears there will be a confirmation vote for chuck hagel as the next defense secretary of gop opponents stalled the former senator's bid and challenged past statements. votes on nuclear weapons and criticism of george w bush's administration. now those opponents and that
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